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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2011
Jabaree Tuani had seen enough. As another play by the scout-team offense had found another hole in Navy's first-team defense, the senior defensive end stomped around like an old-time wrestler, spit flying to punctuate his frustration. Watching from a few yards away at a practice last week, defensive coordinator Buddy Green couldn't have been prouder. "Tuani and I are on the same page. I expect him to be an extension of me," Green said. "He knows how I think, he knows what we want in the effort level and what we've got to have in intensity.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
If you haven't been to College Park in, say, a decade, this is what Cole Field House looks like. No, really, for the most part, it does. But ... how could that happen, you ask? Simple: Once Comcast Center debuted in 2002, Cole Field House became something of an athletic relic. It is still a stage for sporting battles, as you can see, but now they get only as must-see as inter-fraternity soccer games. Not exactly Maryland-Duke. But with Maryland Madness moving to Cole Field House for Friday's unofficial season kickoff, the Terps' old home is getting the extreme makeover it deserves (and needs, too, I suppose)
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is building a group home in Northeast Baltimore and is looking for skilled volunteers. The Maryland Community Builders Foundation said Sunday the ABC reality show is in need of trim carpenters, brick masons, drywall finishers and flooring installers. Brick masons are needed beginning Monday at 7 a.m. and until the project is complete. Trim carpenters are needed Tuesday to Wednesday and are asked to bring their own tools. Flooring labor and drywall finishers will be needed later in the week.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations. Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was featured on a recent episode of HGTV's "Bang for Your Buck. " Although he hasn't seen a major effect on his business after the show aired in May, he says the industry has definitely been affected by images, trends and projects seen on home improvement shows.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2011
Through the magic of television, America and 180 other countries will watch tonight as ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition unveils a new home for a 24-year-old quadriplegic patient at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute. But in fact, Brian Keefer has been living in the house since it was finished in June, and he says it gives him "so much independence, it's incredible. " Keefer was paralyzed from the chest down in a gymnastics accident in 2008 and has been a patient at Kennedy Krieger since.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2010
The crowd was ready. So were the television cameras. The only part of the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" extravaganza that wasn't completely prepared for the big revealing Sunday was the home. As thousands of volunteers and spectators cheered in anticipation of the big moment, workers were frenetically putting finishing touches on the massive house in Northeast Baltimore — from interior paint to hanging the front door. Little wonder. At 11,120 square feet, the home is the largest built in the popular reality TV show's history — a lot of work to squeeze into a week.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2010
Two local colleges have awarded full four-year scholarships to all 15 members of a half-way house program that will be featured on the ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" this fall. Loyola University Maryland and nearby College of Notre Dame of Maryland have offered the students scholarships that include room, board, fees, tuition and books. It is estimated that each scholarship at Loyola is worth $200,000, and $160,000 at Notre Dame. The mothers of the girls in the program will also receive academic and career counseling, and up to eight free college credits from Notre Dame.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" house in Northeast Baltimore is almost ready to be revealed, two days later than initially planned. The 11,120-square-foot home will be presented to seven girls who are members of Boys Hope Girls Hope — an organization that provides at-risk youth with a group-home-style setting — between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, according to Shane Swisher, spokesperson for Excel Homes, a Camp Hill, Pa.-based custom modular manufacturer....
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By John-John Williams IV and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 19, 2010
The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" house in Northeast Baltimore has been revealed, but it will be mid-week before the members of Boys Life Girls Life, a organization that provides at-risk youth with a group-home-style setting, can live there. "Once everything is set with the house and the staff, we will move in there and start getting ready for school," said Marcia Meehan, executive director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore. "We're still kind of playing it by ear." The seven girls of Boys Hope Girls Hope, were joined Sunday afternoon by hundreds of onlookers as the $1 million, three-level home was revealed.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 9, 2006
After stumbling to a 6-10 record a season ago, the Ravens took a sizable risk: Instead of tearing up their losing team, they kept it together. There was a chance Brian Billick wouldn't be back, but he's still the head coach. Yankees@Orioles Today, 4:35 p.m., Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang (16-5, 3.69) vs. Orioles' Adam Loewen (5-4, 5.55)
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By Matt Vensel | June 10, 2013
Could JaMarcus Russell, he of purple drank fame, soon be vying for a chance to throw passes in purple? According to ESPN, Russell told the Chicago Bears last week that he will try out for the Ravens. But league sources told our Aaron Wilson that no workout is currently scheduled between Russell, who is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history (both figuratively and literally), and the Ravens. The Ravens always say they will at least consider every possible avenue to improving their football team, so it is not totally surprising to hear that they could kick the sizable tires on Russell, the first overall pick from 2007.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
Alchemy is hosting an appearance by the chef and popular cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum on Wednesday, May 1. The three-course luncheon will be followed by a short discussion and Q-&-A session with the author, who has been referred to as the "Diva of Desserts. " Her books include "The Cake Bible," which is currently in its 48th printing and was listed by the James Beard Foundation as one of the top 13 baking books on "the Essential Book List. " Autographed copies of Beranbaum's "The Cake Bible" can be reserved in advance for an additional $35. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cure PSP -Foundation.
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By Richard Gorelick | February 21, 2013
The Gathering is coming back. The evening food truck rally, which was running on a weekly schedule back in the fall, is kicking off the 2013 season on Saturday at the Castle in Hampden, on 34th Street and Keswick Avenue. The Gatherings are typically scheduled for Friday evenings, but this one is being held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon. The rally is being filmed for “Second Act,” a new lifestyle makeover show hosted by Paul DiMeo of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” “Second Act,” which has DiMeo and his associates helping the show's subjects cope with mid-life changes, will spotlight the owners of the Iced Gems food truck in the episode being taped at the Gathering.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons, they do so in a 15-minute navigation of instruments, desks and one another. On Tuesday, officials from the Baltimore Teachers Union and the city school system surprised Vikestad with news: Soon that would change. Vikestad, in her fifth year of teaching music therapy at Claremont — a tiny school that offers a life-skills curriculum for its 61 students who are not pursuing diplomas — won the BTU Extreme Classroom Makeover contest, held every year by the local union and its parent organization, the American Federation of Teachers.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2011
Through the magic of television, America and 180 other countries will watch tonight as ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition unveils a new home for a 24-year-old quadriplegic patient at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute. But in fact, Brian Keefer has been living in the house since it was finished in June, and he says it gives him "so much independence, it's incredible. " Keefer was paralyzed from the chest down in a gymnastics accident in 2008 and has been a patient at Kennedy Krieger since.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2011
Jabaree Tuani had seen enough. As another play by the scout-team offense had found another hole in Navy's first-team defense, the senior defensive end stomped around like an old-time wrestler, spit flying to punctuate his frustration. Watching from a few yards away at a practice last week, defensive coordinator Buddy Green couldn't have been prouder. "Tuani and I are on the same page. I expect him to be an extension of me," Green said. "He knows how I think, he knows what we want in the effort level and what we've got to have in intensity.
NEWS
By VICTORIA CLARKE | April 13, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay may be gone, but Congress' problems are not. It's obvious to everyone outside the coddling confines of the Washington Beltway that Congress' bad image is grounded squarely in the reality of its bad behavior - behavior that, like the image, is shared by Republicans and Democrats alike. Perceptions won't change until the facts do. Cosmetic - or, depending on your perspective, comical - half-measures such as a proposal to ban registered lobbyists from the congressional gym only reinforce the public's accurate sense that legislators live in an alternate ethical universe.
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By Cal Thomas | February 2, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Whatever the actual voter turnout in the Iraq election, the spectacle of so many Iraqis defying death and dictatorial religious leaders to cast ballots is a strong first step in affirming the Bush administration's policy to spread freedom in lands that have not known it. While rejoicing in the scene that included a 94-year-old woman being carried by her son to a polling place and fewer terrorist bombings than forecast, Secretary of...
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2011
The Baltimore Teachers Union brought a kindergarten teacher to tears Wednesday, surprising her and her 26 students with an extreme makeover of her dilapidated classroom. Abby Haven, a teacher for the past two years at James Mosher Elementary School, was chosen from a pool of 20 teachers who applied to the union and its parent organization, the American Federation of Teachers, for the prize. The program has been in other districts around the country for more than five years, and it's the second time a city school has won. Haven submitted an essay to the union earlier this year, expressing her hope to replace the stained carpet that could trigger her students' allergies and asthma, and to provide her students with shelving so that they could be better organized.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
More than two months after seven girls were surprised by a 11,120-square-foot home by ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the public will get a chance to see the inside of the house at 7 p.m. Sunday during the two-hour season premiere of the feel-good show. The girls from Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization that provides at-risk youth with a group-home-style setting, will be watching during a premiere party at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, which has offered each of the girls scholarships that include room, board, fees, tuition and books.
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